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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa: Where to drop them off around Seattle

If you hurry, you might even get a response!

Ah, letters to Santa: The charming holiday tradition filled with hope and optimism and the ability to see the year in the best possible light.


The Kirkland Downtown Association has a Letters to Santa mailbox on the corner of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland. (Include a return address and a stamp, and Santa will reply!) Saturday, Dec. 18, is the last day!

Macy’s loves to receive letters to Santa, provides a handy online form to do so and will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter received.

Nordstrom also has a Dec. 20 deadline for Santa’s correspondence, and several ways to go about it. They also offer printable letter templates.

Aegis Senior Living will have a “Write your letter to Santa” station at the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18.



P.S.: The U.S. Postal Service also has a letters to Santa program but, as it involves mail to and from Alaska, it is probably too late now. (Remember this one for the future!)


Do you know of more local dropoff locations? Email so we can share with other families!

This story was originally published on Dec. 16, 2020. Updated for 2021.

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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.